AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11 Oct 2019 - 15 Oct 2019
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Goal of the course
The AOTrauma courseBasic Principles of Fracture Management teaches fundamental principles and current concepts in the treatment of injuries, incorporating the latest techniques in operative fracture management. The AOTrauma courseBasic Principles course is the initial step along the path of lifelong learning in the area of operative fracture management and the main focus of this course lies on the basic principles of fracture management.

Target participants
AOTrauma courseBasic Principles of Fracture Management is targeted at doctors in surgical training but also open to those who are interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in operative fracture management.

Course description
Online precourse self-assessment The precourse self-assessment consists of multiple choice questions and a survey, and provides participants an opportunity to gain an overview of the important topics from the course


• The Biology of Bone Healing

• Müller AO Classification of Fractures— Long Bones

To be launched 4 weeks before the course and another reminder will be sent before 2 days

Course program
11 October as of 18.30h: Participants registration, Opening ceremony, Welcome reception
12 October: Participants registration & Course start
12 - 15 October: Course (including a Self-Directed-Learning Day on 14 October)

Self-directed learning day
The course includes a Self-Directed-Learning (SDL) day (14 October) where you choose to participate in one of the two modules:
- Polytrauma
-> during online registration process you will be asked to choose your preferred module. Once submitted, the choice of SDL module cannot be changed anymore.

Links to SDL scientific programs

Final program (675kb)
Learning objectives
Discuss the concepts of stability, their influence on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability
Plan a treatment based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision making
Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to the importance of the soft-tissue
Treat diaphyseal and simple (peri)articular fractures using different application techniques
Evaluate and recognize the special problems related to; fractures in the immature skeleton, pelvic injuries, osteoporotic fractures, postoperative infection and delayed union and/or nonunion
Plan the initial treatment of the polytraumatized patient
Hayder ABDUL HADI  (Chairperson)
Akram Al Shoubaki  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Principles
Region Middle East and Northern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience General surgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Registration start19 Jun 2019
Closing date11 Oct 2019
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
United States Dollars 1400.00 USD
Available discounts Amount %
Member discount -70.00 USD 5%
Member plus discount -70.00 USD 5%
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Payment options and information
If you cannot pay via credit card you have the possibility to request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you a 30.-- USD handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course materials
Welcome cocktail
Ms Elena Gutierrez (Faculty Contact)
AO Foundation
AOTrauma Project Manager Education Middle East
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos
Phone+41 81 414 27 00 ext. 700
Fax+41 81 414 22 83
Ms Ranae McCrae (Faculty contact)
Ms Stephanie Pavlovic (Participants Contact)
AO Courses Europe, Middle East & Africa

Course venue
Hotel Roda Al Bustan
Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud 
Dubai, U.A.E. 
T: +971 (0)4 282 0000

Accommodation for participants
A quota of hotel rooms has been blocked in the following hotels: 

Millenium Airport Hotel Dubai

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel

Al Bustan Roda Hotel Dubai

The number of rooms is limited in each hotel and will be given on first come – first serve base.
Book your hotel room until the deadlines mentioned below. After the deadline, rooms can only be booked upon availability. 

Hotel reservation & Airport transfers
Millenium Airport Hotel Dubai Please use the link: the hotel reservation form to receive the contract room rate. Download the form from "Downloads and gallery" (see below) / event room and send it directly to the hotel. Deadline: 12 August 2019

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel: For hotel room booking: 11 September 2019

Al Bustan Roda Hotel Dubai: Please use the hotel reservation form to receive the contract room rate. Download the form from "Downloads and gallery" (see below) / event room and send it directly to the hotel. Deadline: 11 September 2019

Visa requests
either through the hotel where you have booked accommodation or below agency:

Mr. Maxim Lopuhov
Reds Travel & Tourism
Tel + 971 4 454 1409

Required documents:
- Colored copy of passport size photo (JPEG)
- Cleared colored scan passport copy (JPEG)

Please send documents until 13 September 2019 to

-> Visa applications can be processed max. 50 days prior arrival and not before.

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